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Kāpiti Coast District

Method of travel to work

In the Kāpiti Coast District 1,152 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Kāpiti Coast District's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. There are a number of reasons why people use different modes of transport to get to work including the availability of affordable and effective public transport options, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'On Tuesday 5 March, what was the one main way you travelled to work – that is, the one you used for the greatest distance?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van
11,45454.247.411,21154.848.5+243
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus
8614.14.59214.55.3-60
Motorbike or power cycle
1860.91.31260.60.8+60
Train
1,8848.96.21,5847.75.8+300
Public bus
1770.87.62581.37.6-81
Bicycle
3541.72.42731.31.7+81
Walked or jogged
7983.89.86933.48.8+105
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,0349.66.21,8309.05.7+204
Did not go to work on census day
2,54112.010.32,46912.110.1+72
Other
1710.81.11260.60.9+45
Not stated / included
6543.13.29514.74.7-297

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2013
Method of travel to work, 2013 Drove a car, truck or van, Wellington Region: 47.4% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Wellington Region: 4.5% Motorbike or power cycle, Wellington Region: 1.3% Train, Wellington Region: 6.2% Public bus, Wellington Region: 7.6% Bicycle, Wellington Region: 2.4% Walked or jogged, Wellington Region: 9.8% Worked at home, Wellington Region: 6.2% Did not go to work on census day, Wellington Region: 10.3% Other, Wellington Region: 1.1% Drove a car, truck or van, Kāpiti Coast District: 54.2% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.1% Motorbike or power cycle, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.9% Train, Kāpiti Coast District: 8.9% Public bus, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.8% Bicycle, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.7% Walked or jogged, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.8% Worked at home, Kāpiti Coast District: 9.6% Did not go to work on census day, Kāpiti Coast District: 12.0% Other, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2013
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2013 Drove a car, truck or van, Kāpiti Coast District: +243 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Kāpiti Coast District: -60 Motorbike or power cycle, Kāpiti Coast District: +60 Train, Kāpiti Coast District: +300 Public bus, Kāpiti Coast District: -81 Bicycle, Kāpiti Coast District: +81 Walked or jogged, Kāpiti Coast District: +105 Worked at home, Kāpiti Coast District: +204 Did not go to work on census day, Kāpiti Coast District: +72 Other, Kāpiti Coast District: +45
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2013, there were 2,061 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Kāpiti Coast District, compared with 12,501 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that 9.8% used public transport, while 59.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.9% and 53.1% respectively in the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the main method of travel to work of the population in the Kāpiti Coast District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (54.2% compared to 47.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (9.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who used public buses (0.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked or jogged (3.8% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 672 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the Kāpiti Coast District between 2006 and 2013 were for those nominated:

  • Train (+300 persons)
  • Drove a car, truck or van (+243 persons)
  • Worked at home (+204 persons)
  • Walked or jogged (+105 persons)

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